I prefer using this with a damp sponge rather than fingers. It has a thick and pasty texture that would make you drag it on your face if you use fingers.
What I love about is the full coverage that it gives. It covers my freckles and the occasional zit. It makes you look really flawless and luminous. I used this when I had a red eye flight which means that I practically wore this for 2 days and my skin did not have any breakouts when I washed this off. It also prevented me from looking too haggard. People did not notice that I have not slept for more than 24 hours.
The problem that I have with it is that my face is shades lighter than my body when I use it. I always apply bronzer over this product when I am using it.
This BB cream has great coverage. It's medium to full for me, and I apply with a foundation brush. It covers some freckles and definitely my imperfections, except for massive zits or whatnot.
Initially it goes on with a grey-ish cast but it blends in really well, and it makes my skin look so good in photos ^__^ it really leaves that "flawless" look.
I spent $30ish on it, which I find reasonable considering my foundations cost more, and this is pretty much a foundation for me. I don't mind the smell, the packaging is convenient and appealing.
The cons are that I can't wear it every day, or else I break out. The formula feels kind of heavy, and I have to set with powder because it can get greasy without it. It doesn't dry my skin out, I actually find it quite moisturizing compared to other BBs I've tried.
I wouldn't say it's my HG because I haven't tried enough BBs yet but it totally trumps the American versions so far. I do recommend this because it makes your skin look so good, which is why I repurchase.
I read all these great reviews on it, but I can't really seem to find anything great about it, but maybe that's just me.
- Hard to apply. (You basically have to scrub it on.)
- Coverage isn't that great. Makes the colors on your face look a bit off.
- A bit flaky! I couldn't tell when using the bathroom mirror, but with a handheld, you can see it clearly.
- Made me look a bit ghostly
As far as I can tell, this was a wasteful buy and I will invest myself in another BB cream.
I really like this BB cream. I bought it 8 months ago and just now getting to the end of my tube. A little goes a long way. The color is fabulous, but definitely better for fairer skin tones. I'm really oily, but I actually prefer a dewy finish now that I am approaching 40. This delivers.
A little dab will work for your entire face
Gives that airbrushed look
tends to separate in the tube
doesn't last all day-need to touch up midday for oiler skin types
didn't experience any sort of "rejuvenating" qualities from this product
Overall, I really liked this and would buy it again, but would like to try some of cheaper BB creams out there that are for oilier skin types.
I have tried this in sample size in which I was bluffed by a local seller who sold me a wrong size, ugh!. Anyways, I have very oily skin and I live in equatorial region, so that worsen my skin condition being outdoor. When I used this for the first time, it was hard to work with due to its very thick texture which makes it hard to spread the cream to all over the face. Then, I tried applying bit by bit of the cream concerning on oily zones. Since I didn't cover my whole face with this cream, I used a layer of foundation over the cream. Set my face with loose powder. I was impressed that this cream helped to control my oil secretion, and it didn't slide off my skin as I blotted my face. I really love the fact that it also helped to cover my large pores especially on my nose. I would love to buy a bigger size of this cream in the future. I totally recommend this to those with oily skin.
For the price, I got a local seller who would order this for me for BND$45 = USD$36. It is expensive but I think it worth the quality.
There is only one thing wrong with this product: colour. It is couple shades too dark for me, and it really breaks my heart. If you have skin NC/W20-25 this might work for you. I would repurchase, but it is helplessly dark.
It is meant for oily skin, but it works perfectly fine, when my combo skin has its dry periods.
On my skin this feels like tinted moisturaizer, but has coverage of foundation. Consistancy is really mousse-like, thick and it is easy to blend. However, if you try to blend it when it has set, it will peel of like moisturaisers. Also it transferes quite a bit.
Finish is dewy, so if you like dewy finish this might be for you.
Sunscreen is great in daily use. However, I think it is the SPF that gives quite greyish undertone to the foundation, but it oxydaises off in couple of minutes (if you don't layer it too much).
I'm still looking for the perfect match for me.
- medium coverage
- natural finish (with dewy luminous finish)
- good oil control
- it's stay for 8 hours at me
- the color match my skin very well (i'm nw10)
- it doesnt cakey of blotchy even you'r sweating
- sometimes break me out
- the colour doesn't match nc30 or above
overall.. i love this bb cream but i cant use it everyday cause it break me out
Pros: decent coverage; easy to blend; natural finish (not cakey); not greasy (silver label is meant for oily skin. Pls try black label if u have dry skin); didn't break me out
Cons: synthetic frangrace smell (might not be good for very sensitive skin); oil-control ok but not very good; does not stay for long
This is the first bb cream I ever had so I've had to tweak a lot to "understand" it. It is definitely not up to the hype as an all-in-one product. First, you do need a good moisturizer along with it because the BB is not moisturizing enough unless your skin is very oily, it is difficult to blend into bare skin and emphasizes any flakey/dry patches no matter how minor and invisible they are normally.
Second, you do need a setting powder since despite the not-so-great moisturizing function it has medium-to-low oil control. My t-zone was shiny after a few hours, and I'm combo type.
The good thing is you need so small an amount the tube (rather pricey) will last forever.
Nominally it gives a very good coverage but I don't like the look of it, heavy and dull. For me it works best if I mix a tiny drop with my normal moisturizer and then apply onto tonified skin. This way it looks natural and smooth, though gives a very light coverage. Imperfections if any may be gently patted on afterwards. BUT this way makes the SS much lower, so I fail to see the point of having this product if I can't use it to the full capacity.
The best it works as a concealer, I use on my undereyes and little redness around the nostrils and it covers and holds very well.
Overall an over-hyped product, probably good for very oily skin or folks who are into the Kabuki makeup-style. If you are after the natural-glow look it's not worth of buying, a tinted moisturizer will do just as well.
ETA Make sure you remove this BB thoroughly with cleansing oil or cold cream. If not removed correctly it may clog pores and break you out. That's what happened to my friend who tried this.
Matches nc20-25. Too dark for my nc15 skin. Great coverage. Very soothing. Dewy finish. Lasts pretty long, but not that long for me, b/c I have really oily skin. I still prefer it to most liquid fndts out there. Does require double cleansing.